One of the best ways to take care of your teeth is to find and prevent problems before they even become an issue with general dentistry. That’s why here at Rockville Dental Arts, we put an emphasis on general dentistry and preventative dentistry. This type of work will include routine dental exams by a qualified dentist, x-rays to check for concerns, routine dental cleanings, composite fillings, and root canals. By providing these services, we can help you keep your smile perfect without having to worry about more serious problems.
Dr. Norkiewicz and his associates do specialize in general dentistry along with cosmetic and restorative procedures as well. In other words, no matter what you need, we will be able to provide it for you. When you require a general dentist, be sure to get in contact with us today and we will help you maintain that smile for many years to come.
The key to avoiding problems before they arise is the routine dental exam through Rockville Dental Arts. When you visit our office for an oral exam, we will look for signs of concerns as well as issues that could arise in the future.
During your dental exam, one of our skilled dental hygienists will inspect the whole inside of your mouth. They will look for any current issues and they will notice signs of issues that may arise soon if treatment is not followed.
Then, our dentists will discuss treatment options with you in order to address any current issues while preventing future issues as well. Working with you, our dentist will come up with a treatment plan so that your smile can be maintained for the future.
If you would like to schedule a dental exam, or you have further questions, then be sure to get in contact with us today. We would love to speak with you and get your appointment on the books.
A big part of preventative dental services will come from dental x-rays. Here at Rockville Dental Arts, we use state of the art equipment that is both safe and effective to x-ray your teeth and look for any concerns. Our dental x-rays will be examined by a qualified and skilled dentist to look at the tooth, its roots, and the surrounding bone structure so that we can identify any problems that may arise.
In addition to identifying cavities so they can be rectified as soon as possible, our dental x-rays allow us to check the status of wisdom teeth and other developing teeth. We can also monitor the health of your jaw and teeth roots. That way, if we see a problem arising, we will be able to come up with a treatment plan as soon as possible.
Dental x-rays are a powerful tool that we can use in order to keep you from facing bigger problems down the road and they are usually recommended during routine dental exams.
Preventative care is the key to ensuring you never face big problems with your teeth. That’s why here at Rockville Dental Arts, a Dentist in Rockville MD, we believe in providing a number of preventative services, including dental cleanings, examinations by the dentist, cavity detecting xrays, and oral cancer screening. By keeping those pearly whites clean and free of tartar and plaque, we can ensure your teeth are safer from problems like cavities and gum disease. Dental cleanings don’t just prevent problems either – they keep your teeth looking their best. Our dental hygienists have been with the practice for over 20 years and have 50 years combined experience. Furthermore, we have 4 dental hygienists on staff, so if you don’t particularly like how one cleans your teeth, you can be assured that it’s easy to try another hygienist the next visit. For all your general dentistry needs, Rockville Dental Arts is the place!
We recommend that you have regular dental cleanings every 6 months and sometimes for some patients even more frequently for the best results, so be sure to schedule your appointment with us soon. You can couple dental cleanings with exams and x-rays to further prevent problems that could arise. Contact us today and we will go over just exactly what you can expect from your dental cleaning, and we can answer any questions you may have too. It’s important to start taking care of teeth early, so we offer dental cleanings for the whole family too from age 2 and up!
If you develop a cavity, or your tooth has been broken or you have the old silver amalgam fillings that tend to break down, many times, the best treatment option will be a new composite filling. This way, extensive treatment doesn’t have to be done, and the filling essentially takes the place of tooth material that had to be cleared out due to the cavity itself. Of course, dental fillings are limited to minor issues since they cannot protect the integrity of a tooth in the case of more serious damage. Typically when the filling becomes 50% or more of the total tooth then its time for a dental crown. The crown will protect the tooth better from breaking and possibly even from needing a root canal.
If you need a filling, though, then you will be happy to hear that Dr. Norkiewicz and associates at Rockville Dental Arts offers composite fillings. These are done with tooth-colored resin that matches your tooth perfectly. In other words, you won’t have unsightly and dangerous metal fillings (that could be mercury based). A composite filling is almost completely invisible to the naked eye, so you never have to worry about smiling either. Composite fillings can be done on the back teeth as well as the front teeth and can replace any tooth structure that is missing or gets destroyed from tooth decay. That is just one way we use general dentistry to ensure your optimal dental health.
If you have extensive damage to a tooth, then there are times when a root canal is needed to save the tooth itself while maintaining its strength and integrity. A root canal is a general dentistry procedure that involves removing diseased and damage pulp by hollowing out the inside of the tooth. All of the debris from inside of the tooth is removed and then it is filled with strong material so that the tooth stays in place. It allows you to continue to use the tooth, however there is no nerve and therefore no feeling in the tooth.
If you have tooth pain, swelling of gum tissue around a tooth, or signs of infection, then you will need to schedule an appointment with Rockville Dental Arts. These symptoms may not indicate that you need a root canal, but it is important to find out before your tooth worsens to the point that you lose it.
For all of your general and preventative dentistry needs in the Rockville Maryland area, contact us today at 301-424-2030 or fill out our contact form to have one of our friendly staff reach out to you. We offer exams, cleanings, and x-rays that will help us determine if there is a need for further treatments. And, our dentists at Rockville Dental Arts will ensure that even if you need a root canal procedure, you will have a gentle, painless and comfortable experience.
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